Summer 2019 Beauty Favorites: Skin & Body

'beach' Body Oil by Bobbi Brown © 2019 | All rights reserved.

Dry Skin Body Brush

| Erica Robbin

Natural bristles help to sweep away flaky skin cells, getting you beach body ready. I feel so energized after using it and it helps to get rid of any little bumps and helps to get me a closer shave.

Blossom Honey Hand and Body Soap

| Erica Robbin

I’ve bought this several times now and enjoy it as a hand soap and also use it to clean my makeup brushes. It’s gentle and effective, breaking up oil, dirt, and pigments from makeup easily. It smells of light orange, with a fresh, yet sweet fragrance that doesn’t get obnoxious with repeated use.

Dead Sea Mud Mask by Majestic Pure

Age Defender Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser by Kiehl’s

Age Defender Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser by Kiehl's © 2019 | All rights reserved.

I was first introduced to this product during a layover at a time I wanted some kind of exfoliation while in between flights. It’s unique in that it offers both a chemical and mechanical means of exfoliation. It comes out like a gritty, black, thin paste-like formula, so know that you’ll be rinsing your face and sink a few times and be sure not to get it in your eyes. It’s gentle enough on my skin to help refreshen and smooth out the texture that I occasionally get when traveling a lot.

Dead Sea Mud Mask by Majestic Pure

Dead Sea Mud Mask by Majestic Pure © 2019 | All rights reserved.

This mud mask is my all-time favorite for smoothing out my skin on a more regular basis especially during the summer. I remember having such smooth skin after swimming in the Dead Sea. I brought back so much wonderful mud and products so I could recreate that lovely, soft, clear skin that I had. After applying this mud mask, I let it dry completely and gently rub it off until no more mask remnant remain, than rinse. It does wonders for pores, blemishes, and texture,

Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask

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I was first recommended this mask after having had a bit of sun and it worked really well for me to calm and hydrate my face, neck, and back. It’s a skin softening and brightening mask that helps soothe dry, sun-kissed, and dull complexions. The scent and routine application of this mask is truly relaxing.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Solution

| Erica Robbin

With salicylic acid and glycolic acid, this solution aids in the sloughing of cells, preventing breakouts and smoothing the texture of skin. A few nights a week, I use a cotton pad to apply it to my face, neck, chest, and back, it removes every last trace of makeup and I find myself I waking up with smooth, clear skin.

Kukuiæ Oil by Oils of Aloha

| Erica Robbin

This oil is amazing! I’m probably on my 4th bottle up to this point. I follow techniques from Lisa Eldridge’s Facial Massage Routine, applying this lightweight oil on a nightly basis instead of face creams. It hydrates and smoothes and I wake up with gleaming skin the next morning.

Wonder Glow Face Primer by Charlotte Tilbury

Wonder Glow Face Primer by Charlotte Tilbury © 2019 | All rights reserved.

This is a light-reflecting face primer. You can put it on before applying foundation or wear it on its own for even skin and a soft, healthy, radiant glow.

Trader Joe’s French Liquid Orange

‘beach’ Body Oil by Bobbi Brown

© 2019 | All rights reserved.

Summer captured in a bottle and I don’t want it to end! I love this scent and the oil is amazing at hydrating my skin. It’s described as a lightly intoxicating blend of sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin and contains a blend of oils that are known to nourish and soften. It reminds of the warm, beachy fragrance of Soleil Blanc by Tom Ford. It also reminds me of my childhood because of the similarity to the Bull Frog sunscreen we would wear when we spent time on the lake.

Surfer’s Salve by Candle Works

Surfer's Salve by Candle Works © 2019 | All rights reserved.

Mosquitos beware. This salve not only soothes sunburns, bug bites, rashes, and dry skin, but I also noticed that it repels mosquitos. I also love it for my feet.

Melaleuca (Tea Tree) Oil by doTERRA Essential Oils

| Erica Robbin

I don’t know about all the claims of essential oils, but I do know that this particular blend keeps mosquitos away. I keep it in my purse or by the front door and apply a little dab here and there before gardening or going out for a run and those blood suckers turn the other way.

Chesapeake Bay Candle Mind & Body Serenity Scented Candle

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And lastly, a relaxing, beachy scented candle. I bought this on a whim so I could get free Amazon shipping. It’s a lead-free wick, soy wax blend candle that smells wonderfully fresh and invigorating, yet peaceful and calming. When lit, the green frosted glass gives off a gorgeous glow. It’s very long-lasting, measuring at 70 hours of burn time.

This completes my Summer 2019 Beauty Favorites, I hope I was able to introduce you to some lovely products that you will enjoy as well!

What are your skin and body beauty favorites for summer? Let me know in the comments below!

Also be on the look out for some very special beauty items that I am so excited to share! The package was delivered from across the pond last night and I can’t wait to open it and show you!

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